KUCHING: La Promenade Mall, a four-storey commercial development by Hock Seng Lee (HSL) at the Kuching-Samarahan Expressway, is officially open for business.
In connection with this, Choice Supermarket’s flagship 10,000-square-foot outlet is welcoming shoppers with various promotions and special daily deals.
Being the mall’s ground-floor anchor tenant, Choice La Promenade offers premium imported meats, fishes and a wide range of fresh goods.
Other tenants joining the supermarket in the grand opening are Taka Patisserie, Rice King, and Black Bean Coffee & Tea, while Hock King Authentic Chicken Rice is set to open this Friday (Jan 29).
By early February, NOMS will be ready for business, as well as four kiosks – Potato Story, Fun Hut, Saranut and a dessert drinks place.
Sky Kantin by Indah House on Level 5, which has been operating as HSL Tower’s staff cafeteria, will be opened to all after Chinese New Year, which falls on Feb 12. La Promenade Mall is a luxury development, just like the namesake gated residences.
As the developer, HSL is operating the mall based on a lease-only model that enables a better tenancy mix. The mall, which is open daily from 9.30am to 9.30pm, has over 1,000 free parking spaces for cars and motorcycles.
“This mall currently features an all-Sarawakian line-up. This is the result of our ‘Support Local’ policy when it comes to finding tenants,” said HSL managing director Datuk Paul Yu in a statement.
“We’ve given emphasis to the services sector. Supermarket and restaurants aside, our other tenants will include a hair salon, a pharmacy, telco (telecommunications company) and an art gallery.”
A section of the mall on Level 4 is dedicated to charity.
In this respect, special leases and financial aid have been given to Hope Place Kuching, Helping Hands Penan, Intellectually Disabled Adults Society, and Bodhi Counselling Centre.
“These charity organisations will run workshops, stores and also provide important social services.
“We fully intend for La Promenade Mall to be a valuable community hub and we cannot be more pleased with these charity bodies, which should benefit from a wider exposure to the public by being located in a mall,” said Yu.
La Promenade Mall is part of the new HSL Tower Complex, which is the headquarters of the multi-disciplinary construction specialist.
Both the 10-storey office block and four-storey mall have been built according to the latest Green Building Index (GBI) standards, and are 25 per cent more energy-efficient than other forms of building structures.
Thanks to these GBI features, the tenants would enjoy more natural lighting and experience less heat – both contributing to significant energy savings.
“The entire 200-acre La Promenade was planned from the start as a ‘township within a park’.
“We have twice the amount of landscaping compared with other typical developments. We have planted over 1,000 trees (and) 2,000 tea-leaf shrubs. We add more than 100 trees to every new precinct that we are building.
“Greenery is our ‘signature dish’ at La Promenade,” said executive director Simon Lau.
Meanwhile, executive director Tony Yu said La Promenade Mall was also designed with forward-thinking features in mind, like charging stations for electricity-powered cars and facilities for individuals with disability (OKUs).
“La Promenade is a community space for all. Besides landscaping, we make sure that all floors in this mall have OKU-friendly toilets complete with grab bars, wide doors and tilted mirrors.
“Our building also has nappy change rooms on all floors.”
In celebration of Chinese New Year (CNY) 2021, HSL has launched its #HuatsUpLaPromenade photo contest, which everyone can take part – simply by uploading photos onto their social media platforms, along with the hashtag (#HuatsUpLaPromenade).
Cash prizes amounting to RM888 are up for grabs.
For more information, visit lapromenademall.com.my, or search @lapromenademall on social media.
Alternatively, go to hsl.com.my and @hslcn.